The upcoming AES Nashville section will provide a two-day recording workshop and gear expo at the Musician’s Hall of Fame and Museum.
The event, slated for February 20-21, 2009, will focus on getting the most from a studio environment, intended for recording musicians, songwriters laying down demos, and professional engineers working in personal production spaces
Keynote speaker for the event will be 13-time Grammy Award winner, musician and studio owner Ricky Skaggs. Other presenters include Jeff Balding, Russ Long, Pat McMakin, Gary Paczosa, Lynn Fuston of 3D Audio, and several others.
Subjects planned for the two-day event include vocal and acoustic instrument miking, a singer/songwriter production roundtable, producing a dynamite demo, arrangement and recording for better mixes, adding rhythm and spice with virtual tracks, collaboration across time and space, work environments that enhance creativity, practical acoustic and room treatment, when to call in a pro, a beats and loops workshop, and many more.
Mike Porter, chairman of the Nashville section of AES, states, “The Nashville community has long hoped to host an AES event, with enthusiastic support from many outside our area. While this isn’t as big an event as New York or San Francisco, it will certainly be a mini AES for area people to attend.
“AES conventions usually are geared more toward engineers; this workshop will have much more to offer songwriters, musicians, home and small studio owners and recording enthusiasts, as well as studio professionals,” Porter adds.
“Early Bird” registration for AES members and members of participating professional songwriter, performance, musician and engineering organizations is $79; for non-members, cost is $99, and for student members, cost is $39. The cost for non-member students is $59. Early registration is open through January 12.
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